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Android™ Wireless Application Development Volume II: Advanced Topics, Third Edition by Shane Conder, Lauren Darcey

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10. Best Practices for Tablet and Google TV Development

The Android platform may have started as a smartphone platform, but it has quickly moved into other device form factors. Android tablets and eBook readers such as the Amazon Kindle Fire have been especially popular lately. At the same time, Google released its Google TV, a highly interactive and connected television experience that runs on Android. Designing and developing for these different types of devices involves maximizing where the devices are similar, and handling the differences as necessary. In this chapter, we talk about some of the best practices for developing for different types of devices such as tablets and Google TV.

Understanding Device Diversity

These new types of Android ...

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